Pink Shirt Day, or Anti-Bullying Day, is a day when people come together by wearing pink shirts to school or work to show they are against bullying.
Bullying is a major problem in our schools, workplaces, homes, and online. Pink Shirt Day aims to raise awareness of these issues to foster children’s healthy self-esteem.
How did Pink Shirt Day begin?
In 2007 in Nova Scotia, Grade 12 students David Shepherd, Travis Price and a few friends saw that a Grade 9 student was being bullied for wearing a pink shirt on the first day of school.
They knew they had to do something to show that this kind of behaviour was not OK.
They decided to go out and buy a bunch of pink shirts and hand them out to other students to wear.
By the end of that week, most of the students in the school were wearing pink shirts to show support for the Grade 9 student who was bullied.
Here’s what you can do:
– Proudly wear your pink shirts to show that you stand up against bullying!
– If you see someone being bullied or you’re being bullied, talk to a trusted grownup about it.
– When someone is being bullied, in person or online, stand up for them so that they know that they don’t deserve to be bullied.
– Don’t encourage bullying by participating in bullying behaviour.